Seattle Sidelines

Silvertips will, again, look to pull a rabbit out of a hat

Many say Everett will decline this season, but it has defied those odds time and time again.

 

The Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez walks off the field after being relieved during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

POLL RESULTS: Mariners shouldn’t re-sign Hernandez

Nearly two-thirds of responders said they wouldn’t bring Felix back next season on a low-cost deal.

 

Longtime Seattle Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez throws the ball in the first inning of the Everett AquaSox’s game against the Spokane Indians at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium on Friday, August 2, 2019. (Dougal Brownlie, For the Everett Daily Herald)

POLL: Should the Mariners re-sign Felix Hernandez?

Seattle’s longtime ace pitcher becomes a free agent this offseason, and he may be available on the cheap.

 

Non gear head gets crash course in setting up a race car

Herald writer Nick Patterson finds out why ‘setup’ is such a big deal for race-car drivers.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Paxton Lynch (2), handing off to running back Xavier Turner during the second half of last Thursday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos, was the voters’ runaway choice to back up Russell Wilson this season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL RESULTS: Lynch is the man to back up Russell Wilson

Paxton Lynch was the runaway choice by voters to serve as the Seattle Seahawks’ backup quarterback.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Paxton Lynch (2), handing off to running back Xavier Turner during the second half of last Thursday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos, was the voters’ runaway choice to back up Russell Wilson this season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson (3) leads Paxton Lynch (2) and Geno Smith (7) in a quarterbacks drill at an NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: Who should be the Seahawks’ backup quarterback?

Geno Smith, Paxton Lynch and J.T. Barrett are currently battling it out to back up Russell Wilson.

Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson (3) leads Paxton Lynch (2) and Geno Smith (7) in a quarterbacks drill at an NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

As new NHL team labors over identity, Tips recollect process

‘In terms of level of difficulty, that was probably a 10,’ COO Zoran Rajcic said of the daunting task.

In this April 4, 2001, file photo, the Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez drops his bat as he heads toward first on his sixth-inning, two-run double against the Oakland Athletics in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

POLL RESULTS: Edgar’s batting is his greatest achievement

However, voters also gave significant support to his 18 seasons with the Mariners and “The Double.”

In this April 4, 2001, file photo, the Seattle Mariners’ Edgar Martinez drops his bat as he heads toward first on his sixth-inning, two-run double against the Oakland Athletics in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
In this April 5, 2004, file photo, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez, right, chats with trainer Rick Griffin during practice in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

POLL: What is Edgar Martinez’s greatest achievement?

The Seattle Mariners legend and Baseball Hall of Famer has his No. 11 retired by the team Saturday.

In this April 5, 2004, file photo, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edgar Martinez, right, chats with trainer Rick Griffin during practice in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
The Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd leans out for a shot as the Storm took on the Minnesota Lynx at Angel of the Winds Arena on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Big things expected of Storm in Everett return

Seventy percent of voters predict Seattle will win both its upcoming games at Angel of the Winds Arena.

The Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd leans out for a shot as the Storm took on the Minnesota Lynx at Angel of the Winds Arena on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Seattle Storm’s Natasha Howard attempts a layup during the season opener against the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL: How will the Storm do in their final games in Everett?

The reigning WNBA-champion Seattle Storm return to Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday and Aug. 8.

The Seattle Storm’s Natasha Howard attempts a layup during the season opener against the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spread the wealth? Money crunch is coming for Seahawks

Seattle has one more season before its big-spending ramifications truly kick in.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end L.J. Collier runs a drill during NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

POLL RESULTS: Pass rush is the Seahawks’ top concern

More than half the voters labeled the pass rush as Seattle’s biggest issue heading into training camp.

Seattle Seahawks defensive end L.J. Collier runs a drill during NFL football rookie minicamp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett, left, pushes against Barkevious Mingo during a practice Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the team’s NFL football training facility in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: What’s the Seahawks’ top issue entering training camp?

Seattle opens training camp Thursday with several key questions hanging over the team.

Seattle Seahawks tight end Nick Vannett, left, pushes against Barkevious Mingo during a practice Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the team’s NFL football training facility in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Funko phenomenon alive and well at the ballpark

Combining baseball and Pop! culture, Funko Fridays at Funko Field in Everett are a sight to behold.

The United States’ Megan Rapinoe runs to teammates after the team won the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

POLL RESULTS: Bird gets the nod as household’s biggest icon

Nearly four-fifths of voters chose the Sue Bird over partner Megan Rapinoe as the greater sports star.

The United States’ Megan Rapinoe runs to teammates after the team won the Women’s World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
The Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird stands during the national anthem wearing Megan Rapinoe’s USWNT jersey before the game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

POLL: Who’s been greater, Megan Rapinoe or Sue Bird?

The Seattle sports power couple includes an icon of soccer and an icon of basketball.

The Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird stands during the national anthem wearing Megan Rapinoe’s USWNT jersey before the game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Angel of the Winds Arena on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mariners stink, but rebuilding plan off to good start

For the first time in a long time, Seattle’s future looks bright.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto answers questions during the annual pre-spring training media event, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Seattle. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)

POLL RESULTS: Readers unimpressed by Mariners’ rebuild

More than 70 percent of voters gave Seattle a C or worse for the first half-season of rebuilding.

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto answers questions during the annual pre-spring training media event, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Seattle. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)
The Seattle Mariners’ Daniel Vogelbach, left, congratulates Domingo Santana on Santana’s two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

POLL: How are the Mariners doing in their rebuild?

With half the season now over, what grade do you give Seattle in executing its rebuilding process?

The Seattle Mariners’ Daniel Vogelbach, left, congratulates Domingo Santana on Santana’s two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)